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Workshops and Presentations

The team at NCCEH regularly presents at environmental health events across Canada in addition to organizing workshops and meetings on various developing topics. A select listing of our presentations made at conferences and other meetings is available here.

Please contact us to find out if we can contribute to an upcoming event.

Conservation as a Public Health Strategy for Climate Change Preparedness

Topics: Climate 

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

Speaker: Dr. Craig Stephen, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

YouTube video of the presentation

PDF icon 2018-05-09 Conservation for climate change preparedness.pdf

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Monitoring Health Impacts of Climate Change: A GIS Application to Display Real-Time Surveillance of Environmental Data and Health Outcomes Combined with Demographic Information

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

Speakers:Dr. Paul Belanger, Director, Knowledge Management, KFL&A Public HealthDr. Nancy VanStone, Research Associate, Knowledge Management, KFL&A Public Health

YouTube video

PDF icon 2018-04-26 Monitoring health impacts of climate change GIS.pdf

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Public Health in a Changing Climate: Leveraging Connections and Knowledge for Action

This presentation was delivered at the 78th CIPHI Ontario Annual Education Conference. It provides an overview of how climate change impacts public health and how public health workers can act at a local level to address climate change challenges.

PDF icon CIPHI 2017 Public Health in a Changing Climate Ma.pdf

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Communicating the Risk of Infectious Diseases in a Changing Climate

A changing climate brings the threat of emerging, new infectious diseases and the resurgence of old infectious outbreaks. To ensure that public health professionals and policy makers receive timely information, effective risk communication must be used.

NCCEH and NCCID jointly presented a webinar last year that provided different perspectives on communicating risk in an “environment of change". The objectives of the webinar were to:

present a range of perspectives on good risk communication for public health stakeholders and to discuss how public health can contribute to effective messaging by providing some examples of emerging and resurging infectious diseases in the context of a changing climate.

Presenters:

SoundCloud recording of presentation

PDF icon NCCEH-NCCID Webinar Ticks_Risk_Communication Nicol.pdf, PDF icon Webinar_2017 Lessons learned from previous outbreaks West Nile virus-Elmieh (1).pdf, PDF icon Webinar_2017 Communicating Climate Change-Stephen (1).pdf

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Climate change adaptation in public health : Over 10 years of progress in Quebec

Topics: Climate 

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

Speaker: Céline Campagna, Responsable scientifique adjointe, Institut national de santé publique du Québec

PDF icon 2016-10-27_EH_Seminar_Climate_Change_in_Quebec-Campagna.pdf

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Fires, Floods, and Bugs: How Climate Change Impacts Drinking Water Source Quality

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 82nd Annual National Educational Conference. 

Climate change is anticipated to have myriad potential impacts on human health, some of which may be difficult to predict. However, the effects of climate change on ground and surface water, and the concomitant risk to human health through disruptions to drinking water, have been the subject of intensive research, particularly for communities with high quality source water supplies that originate in forested watersheds. Observed and modelled impacts include changes to the quantity of water available, as well as changes in water quality. Of particular concern are the anticipated increases in frequency of sudden shifts between high- vs. low-flow conditions, as well as rapidly changing and increasingly variable water quality, which may pose a severe challenge for drinking water treatment, particularly in small water systems.

PDF icon CIPHI_National_2016_Climate_change_impacts_drinking_water-Eykelbosh.pdf

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Heat-Related Mortality in BC: Surprising Numbers

Topics: Climate Location: General, Canada

University of Washington/UBC/Simon Fraser University Occupational and Environmental Health Conference

Heat-Related Mortality in BC: Surprising Numbers

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Warmer Day Mortality in Yellowknife and Whitehorse: Are There Already Demonstrable Climate Change Impacts?

Topics: Climate Location: General, Canada

International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health

Warmer Day Mortality in Yellowknife and Whitehorse

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Preventing Heat-Related Deaths: What We Know, What We Can Do

Topics: Climate Location: General, Canada

Health Canada - Heat Health Community Sharing Network Webinar

Preventing Heat-Related Deaths: What We Know, What We Can Do

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Hypothermia-related mortality in British Columbia: Who, how, and where?

Topics: Climate Location: WA, United States

UW/UBC/SFU/UVic Annual Occupational, Environmental and Public Health Conference 2014

PDF icon Semiahmoo_2014_Hypothermia-related_mortality-Stares_Kosatsky.pdf

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Building a National Environmental Health Agenda

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2008 Annual Conference

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